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The trail leads above the treeline, depending on the time of the year, it may be cooler than at lower elevation. The trail is continuously on an incline and can get steep in some places above the treeline.. If there is snow or snowmelt on to the trail the steep decent can get slippery in places..

Great hike, had a lot of fun on this trail. There are parts that are well marked, but once you get to the back end of Werley Ranch, it's easy to follow abandoned trails, which I didn't mind. Took the trail the goes by the ponds first. Last couple of miles in this direction it is an incline the majority of the way. Will hike again going in the opposite direction.

Amazing view once you get to the top!

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Nice hike, well worn smooth trail with not to much elevation change in it. For those you are not used to those longer trails, be prepared for this trail. It takes time to finish it. Ran into fresh lion and bear tracks on the back side of this trail.

Very steep and difficult right off the bat.Trail was very muddy in some parts and still quite a bit of snow. The view from the top is amazing! Unfortunately, no actual falls as they were buried under snow. We could hear the rushing water, but never actually saw any. A wonderful woman directed us over to an amazing lookout after a steep but short rock ascent-made the whole hike worth it and I so appreciate her.

I love this Trail gone on it many times. I only wish people would keep their dogs on the leash and pick up after them as there is dog poop all over the trail. love to take my dogs on the Trail but never have them off leash. met some people on the hike who had their dog off-leash they didn't even notice that their dog had turned around and went the other way until I said something. then the lady got mad because I said she needs to keep her dog on the leash. otherwise beautiful Trail.in the winter it's covered in ice and the views are well worth the hike up. nice place to have a picnic

We had a great time on this hike. Difficulty was just right with our 6yo, nice climbs up, but not too difficult.

We didn't finish either Devil's or Craig but it was beautiful what we did see.

One of my fav in the area. Gradual, consistent incline until you get above the trees. Then, steeper and harder until you reach the crest of the ridge near the top. Great views! Can be very windy at/or near Devil’s Playground. Took me approx. 4.5 hrs RT - I took my time and enjoyed the scenery.

We were able to drive a Prius to this trailhead despite the bumpy dirt road. The trail itself was mostly small gravel with only real incline once veering off the ring the peak trail toward raspberry mountain. It was quite windy at the top with impressive 360 views of both pike’s and the divide. There was evidence of lots of wildlife, though we only saw a fox—keep your eyes open.

Be careful on the descent; it’s easy to miss the last fork back to the parking lot and to head back to the private camp area. Sparing a few patches of mud, the trail was dry.

Hiked on April 14th, 2018. I'd recommend spikes, but you can get away without them. Definitely don't need snowshoes. Trail is pretty well marked, but make sure to keep an eye out for cairns above treeline.

HIKED ON APRIL 1, 2018

START: 6:30AM
END: 2:30PM

This was my first 14er. Would not recommend as first 14er for most people unless you hike a lot in difficult conditions. The 13 miles RT and 4300ft elevation gain is not easy without proper training and hiking experience.

YOU DO NOT NEED 4WD TO GET TO TRAILHEAD!! ROAD IS PERFECTLY CLEAR FOR ALL TYPES OF CARS

Hike to summit took 4 hours. 2 hours up to tree line, 2 hours above tree line. Lots of elevation gain on first half of hike. Make sure to look for and follow Cairns, some are hard to see but trail is marked the whole way. Some scrambling the final bit up to summit but not difficult.

Spent maybe an hour at summit. Ate lunch and took some pictures before heading down.

Hike back to trailhead took about 3 hours.

Other than strong wind and some icy spots in the trees this was a pretty chill hike. Not too difficult for an intermediate hiker.

2 hour drive from Denver to Trailhead

Need 4wheel drive to get to trailhead. Rough terrain on the road. Trail is easy to follow until you get above the tree line. With it being slightly snow covered we lost it up the first ascent which led to a slow climb to the basin. High winds in the basin section until you get to Devil’s playground. Didn’t need traction devices on way up but used yaktrax on the way down to avoid slipping on some ice patches. Long hike but great views of the continental divide & the crags!

Out and back trail, some steep parts, great short hike!
Keep your eyes peeled for Big Cats but didn’t encounter any signs.

Started at 6 am...was a little disappointed that after hiking all day....the summit house only had t-shirts that said I Hiked from the car....way too commercialized....and too many people. Prefer less crowded 14ers....

Beautiful short hike....falls are the perfect place for a picnic..

First 14er! Started sometime around 5:30 AM. Had some difficulty following the trail in the dark (with head lamp) and missed the 646A sign. Had to use the All trails app to help. Once on the right trail, no problems until the last 1/4 mile scramble d/t missing some cairns. Fun hike. Felt like I did millions of squats. Definetly felt the burn in some areas. Beatiful scenery. Of course loads of people at the summit. It is what it is. Parking for this trail is a bit bumpy, go at a snails pace especially in the dark!

Difficulty: Moderate

What I Like About This Hike: The 360-degree views from the summit! Not only is Raspberry Mountain located only a short trip from the Colorado Springs area – making it an awesome half-day adventure – but, moreover, the views from the top are unparalleled, offering magnificent landscapes of the ubiquitous Pikes Peak as well as the unique formations of the surrounding land (i.e., Lost Wilderness, Catamount Reservoirs, South Park, and if it is clear enough, the Collegiate Peaks).

On the Trail: The hike begins with short, steep switchbacks. Then, it levels out through a meadow and gentle forest floors. Eventually, you'll turn right on the forest road after crossing a creek. After a short uphill walk, you will turn left, leaving the Ring the Peak trail. From here, it is a relatively intense and mostly uphill climb to the top. Definitely make sure you come prepared on this hike; every time I've done it, I have encountered adverse weather.

How to Get There: Take US24 to Divide and turn south at the light in Divide onto US67 (if you're coming from Colorado Springs, this will be a left turn), continuing for about 4 miles south. Just after passing the Mueller State Park entrance (which is on the right side), you will turn left onto CR-62. You will continue a few miles up the dirt road. A little way after passing the Rocky Mountain Mennonite Camp, you will see the trailhead parking on your left. Note: you've gone too far if you reach the Crags parking lot (which is also a fabulous hike!).

More on: http://intheknowadventures.com/exploreblog/2018/2/20/raspberry-mountain

Summited Pikes Peak from here on 16 Feb. Road to trailhead was snowy but easily passable for my truck in 2WD. Trail was easy to follow below the tree line, but lost it a few times above. Just follow the cairns. Huge winds at the summit, but very little snow. Didn’t use any floatation or traction up or down. Great and tough winter hike!!

First 14ner. And a winter ascent to boot. Tough but fair. Great experience

the mtn was fairly kind a bit cold and windy on top but not to bad for middle of January very little snow and able to summit in 4.5 hours thank God for the hand dryers in the summit house bathrooms.

I've done Raspberry Mountain twice now. First time in Spring, excellent hike. This last time was a few weeks ago with a few inches of snow on the ground still between the trees. Beautiful views along the way and an amazing scenic overview from the top. It's a fairly easy hike, I see people of all ages doing it.

Moderate to Difficult well-marked trail. We have done it as a family and returned with friends to share the beauty. Well shaded and excellent 360-degree views on top. There is a little bit of scrambling at the last 30 feet (not especially hard and well worth the view!! We WILL be doing this one again as an annual vacation hike along with Pancake Rocks Trail

Did it on New Years Eve, trail was in good condition, it was cold and windy above treeline. Layer up!

Loved this trail. Beautiful falls at the top. Nice if you just have an hour or two.

Wonderful views and great hike.

This hike was amazing, me and my good friend hiked up Raspberry today. Snow here and there, great reward at the top, stellar views all around. You can see at least 5 different towns, and several mountain ranges at the top. The hike took us roughly 4hours and we stopped to look at everything so the trek can easily be done in 3. Such a cool hike!

This was a fun trail. It has some good views. The trail itself is in good condition, clearly marked, and never very steep. I saw quite a few mountain lion prints in the snow, but I didn't get to see a cat. If you take the loop clockwise, it can be a little tricky finding the trail when you cross Hay Creek. If you can't find the trail, just walk in the direction of the cabin until you pick up the trail again.

great hike up and back. Difficult above the tree line, especially with weather.

light snow and ice, falls and creek completely iced over. just below freezing at the falls, 45 at the trailhead.

Beautiful views, excellent trail

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